Milwaukee Record Staff – Milwaukee Record http://milwaukeerecord.com Music, culture, gentle sarcasm. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:36:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://milwaukeerecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/cropped-mrapp-32x32.jpg Milwaukee Record Staff – Milwaukee Record http://milwaukeerecord.com 32 32 Haggerty Museum https://ad.broadstreetads.com/zone_static/65085/click/0#new_tab Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:35:53 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=449 The post Haggerty Museum appeared first on Milwaukee Record.

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Relive Bay View Bash 2018 with these photos http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/relive-bay-view-bash-2018-photos/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/relive-bay-view-bash-2018-photos/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 05:19:13 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=56042 s it possible to sum up Bay View Bash 2018 with one photo? Certainly not. How about 40 or so photos? Not really, but let’s give it a shot anyway. This year’s Bash scored big on gorgeous weather, great music, great food, and great vibes. Oh, and the introduction of the Milwaukee Record Stage, featuring […]

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Is it possible to sum up Bay View Bash 2018 with one photo? Certainly not. How about 40 or so photos? Not really, but let’s give it a shot anyway. This year’s Bash scored big on gorgeous weather, great music, great food, and great vibes. Oh, and the introduction of the Milwaukee Record Stage, featuring the likes of Mike Krol, Sugar Stems, Vincent Van Great, The Eradicator, and more! Want to relive it all? Enjoy a few of the highlights from Bay View Bash 2018 with the photos below. [All photos by Brianna Griepentrog, unless otherwise noted.]

Photo: Tyler Maas

Photo: Matt Wild

Photo: Matt Wild

Photo Tyler Maas

Photo: Matt Wild

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Let’s talk about music accelerators and Pitchfork lists http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/talk-about-music-accelerators-pitchfork-lists/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/talk-about-music-accelerators-pitchfork-lists/#respond Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:00:40 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=55952 Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and […]

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Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.

Late last week, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and gener8tor announced the recipients of their Backline accelerator program: Abby Jeanne, Lex Allen, Zed Kenzo, and Crystal Knives. First unveiled in March, Backline has been touted as a “grant and educational initiative designed to help Milwaukee-area musicians break out,” as well as a “12-week accelerator program, which provides intensive music-industry mentorship and $20,000 grants.” Ryan, Evan, and Matt talk about Backline, the artists that have been chosen, and their hopes for the program’s future, Next, Evan delves into Pitchfork‘s recently published list of the 200 Best Albums of the 1980s—and compares it to Pitchfork‘s 2002 list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1980s. Which artists were included this time around that weren’t included 16 years ago? Which artists have disappeared? What’s the deal with R.E.M.?

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On The Record #138: Brooks Wheelan (comedy, ‘SNL’) http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/on-record-138-brooks-wheelan-comedy-snl/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/on-record-138-brooks-wheelan-comedy-snl/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:10:05 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=55740 This week’s On The Record is a rare out-of-town episode that features an extra special guest. Host Tyler Maas traveled to Madison to spend some time chatting with the incomparable Brooks Wheelan. The accomplished comedian, former Saturday Night Live cast member, and Iowa native took some time before his pair of shows at Comedy On […]

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This week’s On The Record is a rare out-of-town episode that features an extra special guest. Host Tyler Maas traveled to Madison to spend some time chatting with the incomparable Brooks Wheelan. The accomplished comedian, former Saturday Night Live cast member, and Iowa native took some time before his pair of shows at Comedy On State last Friday to tell Maas about his Midwestern roots, his love of Madison (and other experiences in Wisconsin), his stressful stint on SNL, themes his new material touches on, and his awesome Entry Level podcast.

This episode is brought to you by Surly Brewing, a Minnesota-based brewery and the official beer of On The Record. Join Surly at Somerset Amphitheater for the brewery’s annual Darkness Day on Saturday, September 29. Music used in this episode comes courtesy of Piles (“Blue Glue”) and WORK (“As It Turns Out, He Didn’t Actually Have Tuberculosis”). Subscribe to On The Record via iTunes or Stitcher (for free!).

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Let’s talk about Fiserv Forum and canceled artists http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/fiserv-forum-canceled-artists/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/fiserv-forum-canceled-artists/#respond Thu, 06 Sep 2018 18:24:20 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=55618 Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and […]

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Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.

You’ve read our review of the first-ever concert at the brand-spanking-new Fiserv Forum—now you can hear us talk about it on the radio! Ryan and Evan listen patiently as Matt gives a blow-by-blow account of the Killers/Violent Femmes show at “The Forum.” How was the sound? How was the arena? Will the over-the-top hospitality last more than a few months? Next, the trio switches gears and wonders how the press should handle current and future “comeback” shows from disgraced artists like Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K.

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Welcome to September: Here’s what you’re doing this month http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/welcome-to-september-heres-what-youre-doing-this-month-4/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/welcome-to-september-heres-what-youre-doing-this-month-4/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2018 19:52:46 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=55280 September is a time of transition. This month finds summer officially giving way to fall. This month also signals the end of Milwaukee’s festival season. Though the seasonal shift essentially puts a nine-month moratorium on outdoor events in town, local clubs and theaters are escalating the volume and the caliber of talent they book in […]

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September is a time of transition. This month finds summer officially giving way to fall. This month also signals the end of Milwaukee’s festival season. Though the seasonal shift essentially puts a nine-month moratorium on outdoor events in town, local clubs and theaters are escalating the volume and the caliber of talent they book in effort to keep the entertainment coming as the temperatures outside dip. That said, Milwaukee isn’t exactly ending this summer with a whimper or lurching into autumn. Between great touring talent, the last few fests, a beloved wrestling and variety show, the start of our Halftime Show concert series, and even a film screening from yours truly, there’s a lot to keep you entertained this month. Here are 15 of our favorites.

Tuesday, September 4
The Killers + Violent Femmes @ Fiserv Forum
The duty of kicking off the first of hopefully many shows at the new downtown arena goes to The Killers and (kind of?) Milwaukee’s own Violent Femmes.

Wednesday, September 5
Neko Case + Thao Nguyen @ Pabst Theater
Oh, hell. Is there anyone better than Neko Case—solo or with The New Pornographers? No.

Thursday, September 6
Nate Craig @ The Underground Collaborative

Nate Craig has come quite a way since leaving the Badger State. Since moving to L.A., the Wisconsin-born comedian has become one of Bill Burr’s go-to openers, he’s amassed a wealth of TV credits on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and Tosh.O, he’s written for Ridiculousness and A Prairie Home Companion, and will be a recurring character opposite Emma Stone and Jonah Hill on an upcoming Netflix series called Maniac.

Though his acting and writing résumés have grown a great deal through the years, Craig is still a stand-up comedian first and foremost. The comic will return to his native state to perfect new material that he plans to record on his new album. The show will also include drop-in sets from locals Greg Bach, Drew Flagge, Ton Johnson, Kaitlin McCarthy, Tyler Menz, and Joe Riley. The show is free, but donations are accepted.

Friday, September 7
Mondo Lucha @ Turner Hall
Since 2008, Milwaukee’s Mondo Lucha! has whipped the city’s wrestling nerds (and closet wrestling nerds) into the turnbuckles with over-the-top, high-flying, masked lucha libre wrestling extravaganzas. The homegrown company has consistently put on high-production, multi-media shows that dwarf anything else on the indie wrestling circuit, and has done it all with its tongue ever-so-slightly in cheek. If you’re the kind of person who pines for the days when ridiculous storylines ruled the day and the WWE was still the WWF, look no further for your masked, retro wrestling kick to the face.

On September 7, Mondo Lucha! will return to Turner Hall for its milestone “10th Anniversary Spectacular,” which will include everything fans have come to know and love: top-shelf athleticism, burlesque dancers, and live music. Like every year, you won’t want to miss it. Something tells us the 10th anniversary is going to be extra special.

Saturday, September 8
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band @ BMO Harris Pavilion
Let’s just come out and say it: Ringo Starr is great. He’s a living legend, a comforting presence in a world gone mad, and a genius drummer (arguments over that last point in the comments below, please). So who’s in Ringo’s ever-changing All Starr Band this time around? How about Colin Hay (“Who Can It Be Now”), Steve Lukather (“Africa”), Gregg Rolie (“Black Magic Woman”), and more. So yeah: THE DUDE FROM TOTO WILL TOTALLY PLAY “AFRICA.” Also, Ringo will play “Matchbox” and “With A Little Help From My Friends,” obviously.

Sunday, September 9
Hasan Minhaj @ Pabst Theater
He’s only 32 and Hasan Minhaj has already accomplished things comedians of any age would kill to do. The Daily Show senior correspondent’s first stand-up special, Homecoming King, won a goddamn Peabody Award and led to both critical acclaim and an opportunity to try to tolerate Jerry Seinfeld on an episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Last month, Minhaj left The Daily Show to shift his focus to his upcoming weekly Netflix series, Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj. His star keeps on growing, so don’t miss your chance to see this budding comic in a relatively intimate theater setting while you still can.

Tuesday, September 11
Dinosaur Jr. @ Turner Hall

The bad news: Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr.’s concert at The Rave on September 11 has been cancelled. The good news: Dinosaur Jr. is still playing in Milwaukee that night. Following the cancellation, the seminal band managed to land a last-minute show at Turner Hall. While Mastodon’s absence on the bill is unfortunate, we’re sure some listeners are glad they’ll still get to see Dinosaur Jr. this month.

Wednesday, September 12
Milwaukee Record presents Drop Dead Gorgeous @ Avalon Theater
Get ready for pageant season and join us at the Avalon on Wednesday, September 12 for a very special screening of Drop Dead Gorgeous. The 7 p.m. screening quickly sold out, but we added a 9:30 p.m. showing so nobody had to miss out on this.

The dark 1999 comedy is a faux documentary about an annual beauty pageant in the small town of Mount Rose, Minnesota. The film explores the preparation, execution, and aftermath of the event. Contestants Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst) and Rebecca Leeman (Denise Richards) are the favorites to win the 1995 pageant, but nothing is ever certain in Mount Rose, except for cups of hot coffee and pans of delicious bars. Cheating, mayhem, and lutefisk ensue as the competitors vie for the title of Mount Rose American Teen Princess.

Beyond Dunst and Richards, the film features an absolutely loaded cast of stars-to-be and random favorites. Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Amy Adams, Brittany Murphy, Sam McMurray, Will Sasso, Adam West, and the music of Mark Mothersbaugh all make memorable contributions. That lady who played Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers movies is in it, too.

Thursday, September 13
Kevin Hart @ Fiserv Forum
A few years removed from his six-show Pabst Theater run, actor/comedian Kevin Hart will help break in the newly-named Fiserv Forum with what’s sure to be a hilarious performance.

Friday, September 14
The Yawpers + Tigernite, Wood Chickens, and Devils Teeth @ The Cooperage

It’s been just six months since The Yawpers last played in Milwaukee, but we aren’t complaining. Half a year after playing at Club Garibaldi, the Denver-based roots/rock hybrid will return to town to head up an impressive bill at The Cooperage that also includes the likes of Tigernite, Wood Chickens, and Devils Teeth. We can’t promise The Yawpers will coming back in another six months, so don’t miss them this time around.

Saturday, September 15
Bay View Bash @ Kinnickinnic Avenue
Now that some of Milwaukee’s first major festivals of the season are in the rear view mirror, we’re ready to look ahead to one of the city’s biggest late-summer undertakings. Bay View Bash will return to Kinnickinnic Avenue on Saturday, September 15. You’ll want to make sure you’re around to take in the sights and sounds of the behemoth block party. The full lineup was recently announced and is awesome. Rush-Mor has lined up an outstanding lineup as usual, and the inaugural year of the Milwaukee Record Stage will feature Mike Krol and many more. See you there.

Friday, September 21
Justin Timberlake @ Fiserv Forum

Saturday, September 22
Hannibal Buress @ Riverside Theater

When Milwaukee last saw Hannibal Buress in 2016, the wildly popular Chicago-born comedian/writer/actor was DJing at Tonic Tavern under his “DJ Burger Feet” moniker, following a sold-out Eric Andre Live! show at Turner Hall. A year before that, Buress headlined his own show at Riverside Theater, treating Milwaukee to “75 minutes of strange premises, bold tangents, and keen self-awareness.” But what has Buress done for Milwaukee lately?

Well, dude’s been busy—movies, podcasts, eating spicy wings, getting kicked off the stage at a Catholic university—but he is returning to our neck of the woods for another show at Riverside Theater Saturday, September 22. Fun! Also, you’ll have to lock up your phone in one of those Yondr pouches.

Sunday, September 23
GGOOLLDD + Surgeons In Heat @ The Cooperage

There’s a reason Milwaukee hasn’t heard much from GGOOLLDD lately. For starters, the beloved electo-pop project relocated to Appleton last year, before ultimately winding up in Louisiana. More significantly, the band has been touring like crazy. GGOOLLDD spent much of the spring traversing North America as the opening support for Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark (better known as “OMD”) during the veteran English dance project’s six-week, 27-city, 28-show tour. A few months after a Pridefest performance and at the tail end of yet another tour, GGOOLLDD will return to Milwaukee to head up a Cooperage show that also features Surgeons In Heat.

Tuesday, September 25
Lydia Loveless @ Shank Hall

Lydia Loveless is one of the bold young talents helping to usher in an exciting new era of country music. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter is the pride of Columbus, Ohio and one of the crown jewels on the Bloodshot Records roster. A year removed from releasing Boy Crazy And Single(s) and her well-attended show at Colectivo’s Back Room, Loveless will come back to town for a can’t-miss show at Shank Hall.

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On The Record #137: 10 years of Mondo Lucha! http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/on-the-record-137-10-years-of-mondo-lucha/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/on-the-record-137-10-years-of-mondo-lucha/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:00:14 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=55229 Since starting in 2008, Mondo Lucha! has brought high-flying wrestling action, burlesque dancers, and live music to its annual Turner Hall showcase. Along the way, the variety show has managed to work with renowned pro wrestlers, sell out numerous shows, and become a must-attend Milwaukee event. Just how big has Mondo Lucha! become? This year’s […]

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Since starting in 2008, Mondo Lucha! has brought high-flying wrestling action, burlesque dancers, and live music to its annual Turner Hall showcase. Along the way, the variety show has managed to work with renowned pro wrestlers, sell out numerous shows, and become a must-attend Milwaukee event. Just how big has Mondo Lucha! become? This year’s 10th Anniversary Spectacular sold out within a month of being announced, despite there being absolutely zero information about who’d be wrestling and who would be playing (at least until this week) at Turner Hall on September 7. Even without any details, the show sells itself.

Prior to the 10th Anniversary, host Tyler Maas joined Mondo Lucha! founders Andrew Gorzalski and Jay Gilkay to talk about the incomparable show’s origin, standout moments from its decade-long run, some behind-the-scenes anecdotes, what’s planned for this year’s Spectacular, and where the show is headed.

This episode is brought to you by Surly Brewing, a Minnesota-based brewery and the official beer of On The Record. Join Surly at Somerset Amphitheater for the brewery’s annual Darkness Day on Saturday, September 29. Music used in this episode comes courtesy of Piles (“Blue Glue”) and Indonesian Junk (“When I Find You”). Subscribe to On The Record via iTunes or Stitcher (for free!).

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Let’s talk about swing parks, streetcar accidents, and the post office http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/swing-parks-streetcar-accidents-post-office/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/podcast/swing-parks-streetcar-accidents-post-office/#respond Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:08:18 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=55245 Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and […]

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Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.

Swing parks! Streetcars accidents! The United States Postal Service getting evicted from its downtown home! It’s another week in Milwaukee! With Ryan out of town, Evan and Matt tackle these topical topics and more. What does the future hold for Milwaukee’s beloved Swing Park? Is the streetcar a “silent killer”? How hilarious is it that the USPS is getting evicted by a guy with the Twitter handle @condoshark? Let’s activate some conversation!

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Public Domain: The Handsome Family perform “Home On The Range” http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/public-domain-handsome-family-home-on-the-range/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/public-domain-handsome-family-home-on-the-range/#respond Thu, 30 Aug 2018 05:44:53 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=55106 The Handsome Family have been singing about America—old America, new America, weird America—for nearly 25 years. Beginning with 1994’s Odessa and continuing through 2016’s Unseen, husband-and-wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks have practically minted their own brand of dark, droll, and peculiar Americana. In 2014, the Sparks’ received an unexpected surge of popularity when their track […]

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The Handsome Family have been singing about America—old America, new America, weird America—for nearly 25 years. Beginning with 1994’s Odessa and continuing through 2016’s Unseen, husband-and-wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks have practically minted their own brand of dark, droll, and peculiar Americana. In 2014, the Sparks’ received an unexpected surge of popularity when their track “Far From Any Road” (from 2003’s Singing Bones) was used as the theme song for the first season of HBO’s True Detective. Highlighted by Brett’s booming baritone and Rennie’s pitch-black lyrics, it’s a song that serves as both encapsulation and introduction. Follow its lead and you’ll soon find yourself lost in a dusty, ghost-haunted world.

Those ghosts hover around the edges of The Handsome Family’s striking rendition of “Home On The Range.” Known as the unofficial anthem of the American West (and the official song of the state of Kansas), “Home On The Range” was written in 1872 by Dr. Brewster M. Higley of Smith County, Kansas. It was originally a poem, “My Western Home,” but was soon adapted and put to music by Higley’s carpenter friend, Daniel E. Kelley. Those origins were relatively obscure, however, until Bing Crosby recorded a version of the song in 1933. Since then, it has been covered by everyone from Neil Young and Tori Amos to Willie Nelson and Bugs Bunny. And now, as part of Milwaukee Record‘s monthly Public Domain video series, The Handsome Family.

This episode was shot, directed, and edited by Cheston Van Huss, with additional videography by Sam Kirchoff. Public Domain is sponsored by Colectivo Coffee Roasters, 3 Sheeps Brewing Company, and Transfer Pizzeria Café.

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Let these photos from Milwaukee’s first FieriCon take you straight to Flavortown http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/let-these-photos-from-milwaukees-first-fiericon-take-you-straight-to-flavortown/ http://milwaukeerecord.com/city-life/let-these-photos-from-milwaukees-first-fiericon-take-you-straight-to-flavortown/#respond Sun, 26 Aug 2018 20:06:53 +0000 http://milwaukeerecord.com/?p=55012 When Milwaukee Record first announced FieriCon, a bar-crawl dedicated to infamous celebrity “chef” Guy Fieri, the internet went wild. The slammin’ bo’ jammin’ event made its debut in New York City last November and achieved vitality thanks to a detailed Vice article. Few Fieri fans expected the convention to make its way to the Midwest […]

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When Milwaukee Record first announced FieriCon, a bar-crawl dedicated to infamous celebrity “chef” Guy Fieri, the internet went wild. The slammin’ bo’ jammin’ event made its debut in New York City last November and achieved vitality thanks to a detailed Vice article. Few Fieri fans expected the convention to make its way to the Midwest so quickly…if ever. On August 25, those donkey-sauce soaked dreams came true, as countless Guy gurus transformed an unsuspecting Walker’s Point into a little slice of Flavortown.

The passionate crowd made its way to eight officially participating bars, thanks to an interactive map created by FieriCon organizers. Most of the stops were eager to partake in the festival of funk. Some bars served themed drinks (including a “BBQ Old Fashioned” at Great Lakes Distillery). A few even jumped on the food train, too. MobCraft hosted a very on-brand barbecue and brisket pop-up, while O’Lydia’s served wings with—you guessed it!—donkey sauce, Fieri’s signature condiment.

The event’s peak was undoubtedly at Hamburger Mary’s, the route’s halfway point. A choir of Fieri doppelgängers dressed in flame shirts, frosted-tip wigs and tattoo sleeves sang Smash Mouth’s “All Star” in unison. Then, they sang it a second time…and a third time. As Fieri would say, the event was money.

Words can only do so much justice when it comes to a Guy Fieri-themed bar-crawl, though. There were more than a few contenders for “best dressed” Fieri fanatics. We’ll let you judge for yourself. [Words by Lauren Keene, photos by Brianna Griepentrog]

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